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How to copy column based on cell value to another sheet?

Supposing you have a range of data in Sheet 1, and each column header is a date, and now you want to copy the whole column from Sheet 1 to Sheet 3 based on the date in Cell A1 of Sheet 2 as below screenshot shown. In this tutorial, I will introduce a trick on solving this job in Excel.
doc copy by cell 1

Copy column to another sheet based on cell value with formula

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Here is an lNDEX formula in Excel can help you to quickly extract the column data to another sheet based on a cell value.

1. Select a blank cell which you want to place the extracted column, for instance, Cell A1 in Sheet 3, and then enter this formula =INDEX(Sheet1!$A1:$E1,MATCH(Sheet2!$A$1,Sheet1!$A$1:$E$1,0)) and press Enter key to extract the first data, then drag auto fill handle down to until zero appears. See screenshot:
doc copy by cell 2

2. Then remove the zero cells as you need.

Note: in the above formula, Shee2!A1 is the cell you want to copy based on, Sheet1!A1:E1 is the range you want to find the criterion, you can change them as you need.

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